Just a reminder that sometimes the scale doesn't move, but it can still be a celebration - I started this journey Nov 27, 2012 and the scale has barely moved. But...I've been increasing my cardio and strength training since then.
The first week I only made it to the gym 3 times and could barely do 15 minutes on the stationary bike and 2 sets of 10 on weight equipment. I've slowly increased, and am now up to 5 or 6 times a week, 30 minutes of elliptical or treadmill and 3 sets of 15 on weight equipment.
Although I haven't lost but a pound or two in these 6 weeks, I'm finally starting to see and feel some changes:
There are some muscle lines in my arms and thighs now, and when I flex my arm the underarm wiggle has DEFINITELY improved.
The pants I"m wearing are baggy.
I can feel more definition and shape to my thighs and rear end.
I could hardly do 3 or 4 minutes on the elliptical at first before shifting to the bike. Now, those 30 minutes are starting to get easy...going to bump up to 35 minutes next week!
I FEEL stronger and more energetic.
Just remember to focus on the non-number wins as you go through this journey...I started to feel bad for myself not losing again this week, but I refocused, tweaked a few things, and rememberd the little wins over the past 6 weeks. If I keep doing what I'm doing, I WILL get out of the obesity range and continue moving toward a healthier me.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Start Feb 2012 - 260 pounds
Nov 2012 Restart SP @ 240 pounds
Quit smoking Jan 2, 2013
Ultimate goal: 145
| current weight: 236.4